Push your limits!
Our dedicated colleague Nicola from Lisbon is a real enthusiast and welcomes every challenge with ease. She believes that challenges help us grow by pushing us outside of our comfort zones. Taking one step at a time, she always remains focused on the goal by staying positive and ambitious. Owing to her courage and bravery, Nicola’s career progressed rapidly. She joined SELLBYTEL in 2011 as a recruiter and is now the HR Manager for our hub in Lisbon. In our latest success story, she gives us an insight into her exciting career with us.
Nicola, please tell us more about your career at SELLBYTEL and how you started?
Sure! I joined SELLBYTEL seven years ago as a recruiter for a customer service project in Lisbon that had just started. I remember our first employees were doing their training and my goal was to hire the next group, which was to start in two weeks. The challenge was huge and we had little time left, before the start of the project. Things had to get done and quickly! Everything was new to me, but without hesitation, I accepted the challenge. After finishing my very first recruitment process, I was faced with the next challenge which I embraced without thinking twice. Managing the employees – contracts, vacations, payrolls and much more. After only 6 months, I was offered the chance to become the HR Manager for Lisbon. Today, I manage 3 different teams in HR Administration, Recruitment and Training.
Impressive! What are the secrets behind your success at SELLBYTEL?
Persistence and determination. SELLBYTEL is a very dynamic company. This is exactly what I need to overcome my personal challenges and to pursue my goals in the company.
And what do you love most about your job?
I love the possibility of working in a really good and stimulating environment coming from everyone around me. I have an amazing team and great colleagues. Working in a multicultural environment is a highlight for me because I deal with many people with different personalities and from diverse cultures. Human Resources is clearly my passion (laughs).
In your professional life, what is important to you?
We all need to be the first ones to believe in ourselves. In this regard, I always do my best and always challenge myself. Pushing myself to exceed my limits, I am always confident that I’m doing my best.
What advice can you give people who would like a similar career?
The best advice I can give, is never give up on your dreams. I always say that sometimes you need to be at the right place and at the right time, and when an opportunity arises, it is up to you to decide if you will take the chance or not. With hard work and persistence, you will definitely achieve your goals!
And finally, how do you spend your free time?
I love my relaxation time after a long busy day. I enjoy listening to my favorite music and sometimes watching a movie before ending my day. Additionally, I love travelling as well as spending quality time with my family.